(Fort Leonard Wood)–There is some early evidence that life on Fort Leonard Wood is gradually returning to some semblance of normalcy.
As reported earlier, the annual fireworks display will take place on July 4th, but without the live named band performance and other attractions.
The Piney Valley Golf Course has been opened for a few weeks. There are newly available tee times. While driving carts are still not available and the snack bar remains closed, the clubhouse is open for limited occupancy. Face masks must be worn in the clubhouse at all times. Fort Leonard Wood’s Davidson Fitness Center and Specker Gym are now open with some service and hours limited to make social distancing and enhanced cleaning measures possible. The Army and Air Force Exchange Service barbershops and salons are now open to service members. For everyone’s safety, social-distancing protocols limit the number of customers at any time in each facility. In addition, hair utensils, chairs, and all other frequently touched surfaces are sanitized after each customer. Barbers and salon employees wash their hands between appointments and wear face masks, gloves, and smocks as well. The many AAFES run eateries on post remain open as take-out only, due to the health risks currently posed by indoor dining areas. Fort Leonard Wood has lifted the M-W-R hiring freeze that was in place for the last 60 days and is actively recruiting for MWR employees.